Living in Color Artist Showcase
November 13 was an afternoon of live performance and visual art hosted by ISNU-IIRON Student Network of Northwestern. The event promoted “art as a catalyst to discuss social justice issues and understand our role in affecting them.” Serving as “a space for [guests] to engage interlocking oppressive issues impacting minority groups on campus, in Chicago, and around the world through artistic expression.”
The afternoon began with an hour-long gallery section for guests to view paintings, drawings, sculptures and an interactive painting where they were to answer the question, “What does liberation look like to you?” while two of the artists depicted what people responded.
Following the gallery, a number of local student and Chicago artists performed spoken word pieces and songs, with special appearances from rapper Ric Wilson and singer Akenya Seymour. The night engaged an intimate crowd of about 15 with informal performances inviting guests to dance and interact with the artists.